For as long as I can remember, I've had a knack for telling a good story with words...
Graduating as a journalist with the British Film Institute in 2005, I went on to use words to make money freelancing for publications like the Guardian, Time Out, FilmInk, Total Film, SFX, SciFiNow magazine, and BBC Culture amongst others.
After some years of penning internal communications for a computer sciences corporation, I decided it was time for a change.
In 2011 I emigrated from London to sunny Gold Coast, Australia. Here I resumed my writing career, first as a features writer for the rural New South Wales Living magazine and then as a digital film journalist for SBS Movies.
During this time I also began a decade-long stint as a contributing writer for SciFiNow - a popular UK-based science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine. Here I conducted interviews with some of the masters of the silver screen including Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Abel Ferrera and John Carpenter. I penned over fifty retrospective feature stories that explored many iconic film franchises.
In addition, I continued to contribute news, features and interviews to other top magazines including SFX, Metro and Total Film. I also expanded my area of expertise by undertaking investigative journalism for Real Crime magazine and balanced this with more light-hearted culinary pieces for Urban List.
Eventually, I transitioned into copywriting, working as a senior copywriter for a marketing solutions agency. Here I was responsible for writing the strategic copy for a string of retainer clients that embraced businesses, industries and organisations as diverse as the hang gliding federation, automotive engineering, earth-moving and construction, electrical + air and therapeutic massage. I was also in charge of the production management of an aeromodelling magazine. Our team also won 'Business of the Year' at the Redland BaR Awards.
I now work exclusively under my own banner, OP Copywriting Services, writing content for a broad range of businesses and brands.
Although I'm a Brisbane copywriter, thanks to the nature of remote working, I can copywrite for businesses that are located practically anywhere.